Politics of Occupation-Centred Practice

Politics of Occupation-Centred Practice

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qPolitics of Occupation-Centred Practice: q qReflections on occupational engagement across culturesq addresses the cultural aspects of occupational identity and draws out the implications for practice, moving beyond the clinical environment to include the occupational therapist's work in the wider community. It explores the development of individual occupational narratives, community traditions and their roots in everyday experiences, offering a range of examples from distinctive populations to demonstrate approaches to forming sustainable occupational engagements. Chapters span such key areas as 'Experiences of Disaster', 'Social Inclusion', 'Disability and Participation', and 'Sexuality, Disability Cultures and Occupation'. This cutting edge text, coordinated by two distinguished researchers and educators in the global field of occupational therapy and science, is designed to meet the needs of students studying the conceptual foundations of occupational therapy, occupational science, role emerging practice, occupational justice, community development and community-based rehabilitation. The book will also be of interest to academics and practitioners exploring new practice contexts created by the drive to address the diversity and inclusion agenda.Although the profession is a hundred years old, in some respects occupational therapy has a short academic pedigree, with the first degree programme in the subject offered in 1947 at the University of Southern California (Gordon, 2009).

Title:Politics of Occupation-Centred Practice
Author: Nick Pollard, Dikaios Sakellariou
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2012-06-11

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